The right hairstyle can make an impressive fashion statement. Over the years, hair styles have evolved significantly: from permed and curled hair in the 70s and 80s to super straight hair in the late 90s and until today. Yes, in case you have not noticed, sleek and straight hair is what’s in nowadays. To give your hair that satiny, streamlined look, you will need the help of hair straightening products. There are different methods for straightening hair available in salons today, each having unique features that cater to the needs of specific hair types.
The Brazilian hair straightening treatment is among the newest hair straightening products that can be availed at various salons near you. Also known as “escova progressive”, which means progressive blowdry, this method uses keratin to heat-seal hair cuticles. Since keratin is a naturally-occurring protein in the human hair, the Brazilian treatment is considered topical as no other harmful chemicals are used. Depending on your hair type, the straightening effect can last for as long as four months.
One other long-lasting treatment done in salons is the Japanese Thermal Hair Straightening. This process uses hair straightening products such as hair iron and chemical relaxers. Treated hair becomes permanently straight – except when it grows out. Since hair grows up to about half an inch per month, the straightening effect can last up to six months. Because of this, Japanese Thermal hair treatments are considerably more expensive than most methods.
If you are the adventurous type, there are hair straightening products in the form of chemical relaxers that you can easily purchase from any beauty supply store. These products come with a manual that should be read for safety and to ensure effectivity.
One of the cheapest straightening products that you can use is a flat iron, an easy-to-use ceramic device that flattens the hair while still hot. It provides a convenient and temporary solution to slightly frizzy hair, with the help of gels, glosses, or conditioners.